Fluke Networks offers FiberLert pocket-sized live fiber detector

Dec. 2, 2021
The easy-to-use detector emits a continuous light and optional tone and provides results in a format that doesn’t require interpretation of measurement readings, says the company.

Fluke Networks now offers the FiberLert Live Fiber Detector, a pocket-sized instrument that detects 850 – 1625 nm wavelengths without setup. The easy-to-use detector emits a continuous light and optional tone and provides results in a format that doesn’t require interpretation of measurement readings, says the company.

The FiberLert is designed to clearly indicate where a signal is present and where it is not. The fiber detector can be used on single-mode and multimode UPC/APC patch cords and ports. Technicians can perform tests without contacting the port or patch cord, thus reducing the risk of contamination or damage. The instrument’s LightBeat feature flashes the LED to indicate a powered-on condition and good battery. A timer shuts the tester off after five minutes of inactivity.

“Where I work, reconfiguring fiber patch panels is a regular chore. Unfortunately, we don’t have dedicated fiber experts,” said Stuart Kendrick, industry blogger and systems engineer at a Seattle biomedical research organization via a Fluke press release. “The FiberLert accelerates this process by allowing anyone on our busy team to determine if the ticket that says the pathway is no longer in use is correct. If we remove the patch cord and FiberLert tells us it’s inactive, we will safely repurpose that link. If FiberLert says it’s active, we quickly plug the cord back in and note that our documentation is incorrect and needs updating.”

The FiberLert Live Fiber Detector is available from Fluke resellers worldwide or directly through fluke.com for U.S. customers at a price of $129.99. The instrument is backed by a two-year warranty.

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